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Located in the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is one of the United States oldest and most influential cities, playing as it did a pivotal role in the War of Independence that created the modern USA. Today it is still a major player, although perhaps not quite the player it once was, occupying a top 5 position in the ranks of important US cities rather than the top 2 it once held.

Today’s Philadelphia has all the trappings of a modern city – skyscrapers, major corporations and a thriving economy – but wrapped within all this are some wonderful old buildings, some amazing artworks and a real sense of history.

Philadelphia Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Philadelphia and see some of the sights Philadelphia top attractions include the Independence Hall is one of the best. Other popular sights like the liberty bell are definitely worth exploring! Philadelphia’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Philadelphia city tour before you travel and allow our expert Philadelphia based guides to show you some of Philadelphia’s hidden treasures.

Overview of Sport in Philadelphia

It often seems as though Philadelphia’s most popular sport is American Football. The best-known team is Philadelphia Eagles who play at Lincoln Financial Field. Every year, the biggest event for Philadelphia sporting calendar is undoubtedly the USPRO National Cycle Championship, which you can see at the Manayunk.

Philadelphia Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Philadelphia and see some of the sights Philadelphia top attractions include the Independence Hall is one of the best. Other popular sights like the liberty bell are definitely worth exploring! Philadelphia’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Philadelphia city tour before you travel and allow our expert Philadelphia based guides to show you some of Philadelphia’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Philadelphia

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Philadelphia thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Philadelphia. The table below shows the average temperatures in Philadelphia over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Philadelphia, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Philadelphia Driving Tips

To legally drive a car in Philadelphia, you need an IDP (international driving permit) for the USA which you can arrange with the AA before you travel to Philadelphia.
On the road in Philadelphia, as with the rest of the USA, you should always keep to the right.

You can book car hire in Philadelphia in advance of travel to the USA and there are several car hire offices in Philadelphia where you can pick up your car.

Information About Philadelphia Airport

Philadelphia International Airport about 7 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The international IATA code for the airport is PHL is only about 7 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Philadelphia, and taxis are also available. Philadelphia International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Philadelphia if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Philadelphia

If you get into trouble in Philadelphia, or just need some advice, the Philadelphia British Consulate is the place to go.

British Honorary Consulate
33rd Floor
1818 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Telephone: (1)(215) 557 7665

The Facts About Philadelphia

City Name: Philadelphia
Country: USA
Language: English
Currency: US Dollar
Time Difference: GMT - 5
Electricity Supply: 110/120V AC 60Hz

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